Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tradescantia discolor - Boat Lily Variegated
Scientific name: Tradescantia discolor
Synonym: Rhoeo discolor, R. spathacea
Common name: Boat Lily, Rheo, Oyster Plant, Moses-in-the-boat
Origin: Central America
Category: Herbaceous perennial
Photo taken at: Rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama
How to grow :
Light : Full sun to shade
Soil : Rich, moist and well-draining
Water : regularly
Prune : When the stems become too long and lean
Propagation: Cut off the tip and root in water.
Features : Ever-flowering plant with succulent leaves. The flowers which are small and inconspicuous while the bracts are boat-shaped.
Uses : Ground cover